Sunday, September 16, 2018

Weekly Update 9/16

Supplies Needed
If anyone could help by purchasing some of the items below, it would really help keep our classroom neat and organized! We need about 15 more of the pen pal pencil holders and 10 stacking trays. Thank you for supporting our classroom!



Scholastic Book Club
A great way to increase your home library and help our class earn free books at the same time is through Scholastic Book Clubs. I will order books on a monthly basis and they will be delivered straight to our class. If interested, follow the link above and enter class code: QQCBF. I encourage you to look through their inventory to find classic literature and stories. Please note, some of their material is heavy with pop culture, and does not follow Great Hearts curriculum. If ordering those types of books, they will be sent home in your child's backpack to be read at home. Orders will be due September 21st.

Literacy Night-Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for our annual literacy night! It will be held from 5-8 on September 28th. It is sure to be a blast, I hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Weekly Update 9/7

Extra Supplies
If you are able to donate any supplies listed below we would appreciate it greatly!

  • Empty toilet paper rolls (needed by Tuesday for a project)
  • Hand soap
  • Laminating sheets
  • Bag of pinto beans
  • Dry Erase Pouches (See picture below. They can be purchased at Dollar Tree)



Scholastic Book Club
A great way to increase your home library and help our class earn free books at the same time is through Scholastic Book Clubs. I will order books on a monthly basis and they will be delivered straight to our class. If interested, follow the link above and enter class code: QQCBF. I encourage you to look through their inventory to find classic literature and stories. Please note, some of their material is heavy with pop culture, and does not follow Great Hearts curriculum. If ordering those types of books, they will be sent home in your child's backpack to be read at home. Orders will be due September 21st.

Green Folders
Each Friday your child will bring home a lot of work in their green folders. Make sure to take the time to go through the folders and empty them out before returning them after the weekend.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Weekly Update 8/31

Singapore & Spalding Night
When: Tuesday, September 4th 6:00-7:30

New and returning families, please join us for a hands-on, interactive workshop highlighting the techniques and strategies for Singapore and Spalding. You will get the opportunity to experience sample lessons, receive homework pointers and help, and much more.

The evening will be divided into two parts:

Rotation 1:6:00-6:40
  • Parents with a child in sections A or B: Grade Level Spalding Room
  • Parents with a child in sections C or D: Grade Level Singapore Room
Rotation 2: 6:50-7:30
  • Parents with a child in sections A or B: Grade Level Singapore Room
  • Parents with a child in sections C or D: Grade Level Spalding Room



Scholastic Book Club
A great way to increase your home library and help our class earn free books at the same time is through Scholastic Book Clubs. I will order books on a monthly basis and they will be delivered straight to our class. If interested, follow the link above and enter class code: QQCBF. I encourage you to look through their inventory to find classic literature and stories. Please note, some of their material is heavy with pop culture, and does not follow Great Hearts curriculum. If ordering those types of books, they will be sent home in your child's backpack to be read at home. Orders will be due September 21st.

Green Folders
Each Friday your child will bring home a lot of work in their green folders. Make sure to take the time to go through the folders and empty them out before returning them after the weekend.

Supplies Needed!
Below you will find a list of materials we are needing in our classroom. If you could donate anything, we would greatly appreciate it!

  • Foam Dice
  • Date stamp
  • Bag of dry pinto beans
  • Play-Doh

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Weekly Update 8/26

Mrs. Love's Birthday
Thank you for helping me wish Mrs. Love the best birthday! She really enjoyed her special day!



Scholastic Book Club
A great way to increase your home library and help our class earn free books at the same time is through Scholastic Book Clubs. I will order books on a monthly basis and they will be delivered straight to our class. If interested, follow the link above and enter class code: QQCBF. I encourage you to look through their inventory to find classic literature and stories. Please note, some of their material is heavy with pop culture, and does not follow Great Hearts curriculum. If ordering those types of books, they will be sent home in your child's backpack to be read at home.

Volunteers
We will begin having in class volunteers starting after the second quarter. Right now students are still getting used to being at school away from parents for the entire day. Once we have a whole quarter under our belts, I love to invite fingerprinted parents into the classroom to help students in a small group or one-on-one setting. We will be holding a volunteer info night on Thursday, August 30th from 6-7:30 to answer questions on expectations when coming to the classrooms for volunteering. 


Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekly Update 8/17

Curriculum Night
Thank you to all the parents that came out last night, it was great seeing you! If you were unable to attend, please look under the curriculum night tab to see the slideshow from last night. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email me.

Great Hearted Student
Each year we encourage our kindergarten scholars to help their community in some way. We assign each student a specific week to present their project to the class. Please click on the Great Hearted Student tab for more information. The Great Hearted Student can be found at the top of the blog if viewing on a desktop computer, or it is in the drop down menu if viewing on a mobile device.

Picture Day
Picture day is Tuesday, August, 21st. Students will need to wear their uniforms like any typical day.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekly Update 8/10

First Full Week of School
What a fun and wonderful week we have had! Kindergarten is a lot of work, but the students have shown a lot of perseverance. We have worked on a lot of really fun things, be sure to check your child's green folders on Fridays to see some of their work. 

Curriculum Night Save the Date!
Thursday, August 16th from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. we will hold a curriculum night for parents of students in kindergarten through second grade only. Please make sure to arrange for childcare before hand, as children are not permitted and there will not be any childcare during the event. You will get to meet all of your child's teachers as well as learn about all of the wonderful things we discuss in kindergarten. If this is your first time having a child in kindergarten, I encourage you to come so you can understand a little more clearly how homework should be completed because Spalding can be tricky!

Dress Code
As the students (and parents) settle into the routine of school I wanted to point out a few uniform infractions that I have noticed. While we are in the first week, I feel everyone is overwhelmed and trying to get used to the swing of things, so I don't really worry too much about the uniforms. Now that we have a full week under our belts, I would like to point out the most common violations I have seen. They include; incorrect color hair accessories/hair accessories being too large or silly, nail polish, and incorrect color shorts under the jumpers. Below you will find a small section I took from the family handbook, outlining the areas of concerns. Please take the time to look it over and familiarize yourself with the guidelines. Starting Monday we will send out dress code notices to any student found to be outside of dress code. Thank you for your cooperation!

Girl’s Jumper and/or Skort ‐K‐2 Girlsc. Dark spandex tight‐fitting shorts must be worn under the jumper  (p.48)
Girl’s Hair: Hair should be neatly combed or styled. Neat small bows, barrettes, headbands, and hair ties are permissible so long as they coordinate with the uniform. (p. 50)

Jewelry: Girls may wear small studded earrings. No loops or dangling earrings are permitted. Boys may not wear earrings. No other body piercings are permitted. Boys and girls are permitted to wear one watch. This may not be a smart watch. Bracelets, rings, and necklaces are not permitted unless for religious reasons. 

Makeup: Students may not wear makeup of any kind. Students may not wear colored nail polish. (p.50) 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

First Two Days!

We have had a blast these first two days getting to know everyone! I can tell this is going to be a joyful and fruitful year. I look forward to working with all of you to help each child succeed this year.

Here are a few reminders:

  • Check this blog each week. I try my best to update on Fridays, but occasionally I will update on Saturdays (like this time).
  • Be sure to not only check the blog post, but the newsletter tab to see what we have been doing that week.
  • Make sure to keep an extra uniform in a gallon sized ziplock bag in your child's backpack. Most kindergarten students will experience a bathroom accident at some point during the year, so it is helpful to have their clothes ready.
  • We have a few students who are severely allergic to all kinds of nuts. When packing your child's snacks and lunches, please be aware and do not include any food that contains nuts.